April 28, 2017

There are many advantages to incorporating legumes into pastures. The following excerpts highlight those advantages as well as how to prepare your seedbed for high legume pastures.

For more information on the “Grazing High Legumes Project” and grazing high legume pastur...

February 14, 2017

The following is a list of crops commonly used for cover crop cocktails and the pros and cons of each plant:


Berseem Clover

- Cool season legume

- Nitrogen fixation - Needs inoculant

- Shallow taproot

- Sensitive to grazing

- 140,000 seeds per pound - 4 seeds/sq ft/po...

Cattle can be managed to produce calves, beef and milk, but can they also be put to work re-seeding pastures? The palatable black seed pods of cicer milk vetch will no doubt be consumed by these yearlings on this fall-grazing pasture and distributed over other parts of...


Frost seeding is an economical method of improving pasture and hay fields by broadcasting the seed on frozen ground. As the ground freezes and thaws, it opens and closes allowing the seed to be incorporated into the soil. This keeps the seed from germinatin...

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